Get Involved: Committees, Task Forces, SIGs, and Study Groups

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Volunteer Opportunities 

MDS prides itself in having a strong foundation of dedicated volunteers who serve on Committees, Task Forces, Special Interest Groups and Study Groups. Each of these groups serves a special purpose in the Society. You can learn more about each group, and how to become a member, below.

Infection Related Movement Disorders Study Group 

MDS is seeking members interested in participating as members of a new Study Group on Infection Related Movement Disorders. To learn more about the Study Group's goals and submit an interest form, please follow the link to the interest form. Interest forms are due to the Secretariat by April 9. Please contact the Secretariat at for additional information. 

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MDS Committees

Committees are permanent entities that that fulfill the clinical and scientific mission of the Society or run the business of the Society.

MDS Special Interest Groups (SIG)

Special Interest Groups serve as a forum for like-minded MDS members to discuss topics relevant to their focus area.

MDS Task Forces

Task Forces are appointed by the MDS President, with support from the Officers, to complete a specific mandate.

MDS Study Groups

Study Groups are groups of MDS members that seek to collaboratively study a specific aspect of movement disorders.

Looking for more ways to get involved?


  • Learn more about getting involved with the MDS Innovation Lab.
  • The next Committee interest form submission cycle will open again in 2021.
  • Opportunities for joining new Task Forces will be available on this page soon.

MDS Networking and Engagement Series

MDS Networking and Engagement Series: “For you – with you”

Connect with fellow MDS peers, experts and thought leaders as part of the new MDS Networking and Engagement Series: “For you – with you”!

Learn more

Ferreira Group

Want to Join a Study Group?

MDS Members can apply for the status of an MDS Study Group for specific research questions.

Please submit an online form to document your interest in the Study Group and your credentials.

Submit Interest Form

Join a special interest group
Want to Join a
Special Interest Group?

Special Interest Groups are open to all MDS members.

Simply log in to the Members Only section of the MDS website, select "My Profile" and choose your area of interest under the "Professional" tab.

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Not a member?

Join MDS today and discover how you can make a difference, or email for more information about ways to get involved.

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